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Katia Ezazaretta “Mom is going crazy!” After she received her video call, she said she learned that she would be the first Mexican woman to travel in space. She is a 26-year-old girl from Guadalajara, Jalisco, who moved to the United States at the age of 7 and has been separated from her family for 5 years due to her migration process.
He studied electrical engineering at UCLA and then stayed to live in the United States, where he earned a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from Johns Hokpins University. Katya is also one of the hosts of “Netflix IRL” and “Electric Kat” shows on YouTube. Here, she scientifically validates what she sees on TV series.
After completing her research, the young woman worked for four years at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and was involved in five different space missions.
I see her as a role model and a non-profit organization representing minorities in the STEM world (science, technology, engineering, and math). A space for mankind (S4H) Sponsor her place on a mission to space blue origin Owned by Jeff Bezos.
that much Citizen Astronaut Program “Sending leaders into space to expand access for all mankind”; Katya Echazarreta will be the organization’s first citizen ambassador.
in an interview with S4H, The young woman said: “As a Mexican engineer working in the space industry, I know firsthand how few we are. I have always believed that it is not enough to achieve your goals unless you help others grow with you. I started working hard to help American students with big aspirations like me, as well as Mexican students and women who are often told ‘it’s not for you’,” she said.
Here you can see the moment Katya got the news.
“You go to space!” We are excited to introduce our first astronaut, Katya Echazarreta! We surprised her when she heard that she was going to space on her NS-21 mission in Blue Origin. Travel with Katya #s4h when she experiences and shares #outline effect . pic.twitter.com/upaWgsSzu
– Space for Humanity (@SpaceHumanity) May 9, 2022
Katya also explained: “I am honored to represent Space for Humanity on this mission, as well as all the girls and women who dream of achieving greater, and those in need of additional support or example from someone. It looks or sounds like an encouragement to take the next step towards your dream.”
other crew members on the mission
Five other astronauts will accompany you on a mission named Katya. NS-21 . they: Evan Dick (engineers and astronauts already on other space missions), Hamish Harding (Aviator pilot with various records in his history), Victor Correa Hespana (Brazilian civil engineer), jason robinson (entrepreneur and owner of various tech and sports startups) and Victor Vescovo (explorers, skiers and divers).
The launch date of the NS-21 mission has not yet been confirmed.